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The 39 Steps – The Barn Theatre, Cirencester

Writer: Patrick Barlow Director: Joseph O’Malley Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The creative history of this comedic production of The 39 Stepsis an interesting one. This parody of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film – itself a loose adaptation of John Buchan’s novel, published some 20 years earlier – first saw fruit in a version by Simon Corbie and Nobby Dimon, who retold the ...

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Jackie The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Older and Younger Jackie together

Writer: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Choreographer: Arlene Phillips Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys At the height of its powers in the 70s, D.C. Thomson's beloved teen magazine Jackie, had an enviable circulation of over half a million readers a week. With fashion tips, beauty secrets, celebrity gossip, photo-stories and the now infamous Cathy and Claire problem page, its loyal readership eagerly ...

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Jackie The Musical – Liverpool Empire

Older and Younger Jackie together

Writer: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: John Roberts As Jukebox Musicals go, the plot for Jackie The Musical isn’t go to set the world alight but this musical that is based on the D. C. Thompson publication from the 70s is a fun and engaging musical that packs plenty of nostalgia to give even the eldest member of the ...

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An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show – Grand Opera House, York

Director: Paul Spicer Choreographer: Leanne Harwood Reviewer: Mark Clegg Dirty Dancing the movie was released in 1987, which brilliantly evoked nostalgia for 1963 and has since become the chick flick to rule them all. One of its biggest legacies was the soundtrack which sold by the million and spawned a revival of these classic tunes that lasts right up to ...

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Carnaby Street: Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writers: Carl Leighton-Pope/ Robert Johns Director: Bob Tomson Musical Director: Dan Smith Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:5]   It is not often that you see a packed Theatre Royal audience on its feet and jigging in the aisles as it was at the end of last night’s show. No doubt some of that is down to the enduring ‘sing-a-long’ nature of ...

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Carnaby St – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writers: Carl Leighton-Pope &Robert Johns Director : Bob Tomson Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:4] Carnaby Street, at Milton Keynes for this week only, is a new, colourful musical which takes you right back to London in the Sixties. The musical follows a working class Liverpool lad called Jude, new to the city with guitar in hand and Penny in tow, as ...

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Carnaby Street – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writers: Carl Leighton-Pope and Robert Johns Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3] Carnaby Street is the latest in the lengthening sequence of nostalgia-driven jukebox musicals. It treads a well-worn path, consisting of a string of hits, this time from the 60s, tacked together with the flimsiest of links and slightest of plots. In this offering, we meet a hopeful ...

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Carnaby Street The Musical – Opera House,Manchester

Writer: Carl Leighton-Pope Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: Laura Ord [Rating:3.5] Not a single person in the audience is immune to the toe tapping, hand clapping sing along experience that is Carnaby Street The Musical, which follows the dreams and aspirations of wannabe pop star Jude (played by Matthew Wycliffe) and his friend Penny Lane (Verity Rushworth) as they move from ...

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